Tag Archives: taipei

Yu Chocolatier

Hmmm, chocolate.  And not just any chocolate – fine chocolate.  I am privileged to share a guest food review post by I-Chun Liu, who is keen to share her experiences of Yu Chocolatier.  Read.  Drool. Enjoy.

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Naosara 尚更 Handmade Udon

Guest blogger I-Chun Liu introduces another Japanese noodle restaurant, this one featuring udon.  And she is such a regular that the owner’s wife knows to prepare her ‘usual’ order.

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二月半そば 2½ months Soba

I have heard that the hot summer months are one of the best times to enjoy Japanese buckwheat soba noodles.  And I Chun-liu introduces us to a special soba place on Zhongshan North Road.

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The next best thing to an op shop: Salvation Army Charity Bazaar (21 June)

It is on again: save the date of 21 June.  A year ago I shared the secret treasure trove that lies within the Salvation Army Charity Bazaar.  You never know what you will find.  But I always find a lot, and … Continue reading

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Secret Garden: Chamkar

Taiwan is becoming closer to South East Asia.  I don’t mean that Taiwan is geographically moving, but there is greater intermarriage, investment, business links, and increasingly, fantastic South East Asian derived restaurants opening in Taipei and elsewhere on the island.  I-Chun … Continue reading

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Recipe: making xiaolongbao

Xiaolongbao – those tiny round dumplings that visitors to Taipei go ga-gaa about, that have made the Taiwanese Din Tai Fung restaurant chain legendary, and encouraged people to return to read this blog. I had always wondered how to make … Continue reading

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Bunny listens to the music

You know a place is good when you eat lunch there and then decide to go back to the same venue at dinnertime.

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TES Summer Fair: 24 May

Hold the date: the Taipei European School’s annual summer fair will be held on Saturday, 24 May.  If you are decluttering ahead of a move home over the summer, or just need an excuse to clear space so that you … Continue reading

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Balle Balle

As a Taiwan food blogger, one of the things I get asked about the most is for a recommendation for a good Indian restaurant.  Many people (especially in the international community) crave a good, authentic Indian curry.  In recent years, … Continue reading

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Toh-Ka-Lin at Okura Hotel

I am still feeling fat and full after Chinese New Year — even despite the passage of weeks and months.  And this year, I had already over-eaten before the main festivities started.

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